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Rochester Museum & Science Center

657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
+1 585-271-4320
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Fun for all!

We were visiting Rochester for a family holiday weekend and had a Saturday free to explore. This... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nancy L
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Fun and educational

We went there with 13, 11 and 3 year old kids. I would recommend it to up to 12-13 years old kids... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Deniz O
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Rochester, New York
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657 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were visiting Rochester for a family holiday weekend and had a Saturday free to explore. This museum was one of the best hands-on science museums we have been to throughout our travels. The 4 & 6 year-old family members were totally engaged and loved...More

Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with 13, 11 and 3 year old kids. I would recommend it to up to 12-13 years old kids. There are lots to see, lots of hands in learning. Spent more than 3 hours in there. Adults had a good time too....More

Thank Deniz O
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Definitely a must go while in Rochester, they had a few exhibits that worth the visit. The kid loves the 3rd floor build stuff section, and there is a Tesla coils show that pays for it self. The facilities show their age though still worth...More

Thank Cesar A
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is a top notch science museum with a lot included. I brought my 3 and 1 year old. Right away they loved the adventure zone. Climbing the rock wall, pulling themselves up on the chairs, moving the boats and train, etc. I was surprised...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited after spending the night in Rochester. Have only been to Strong but wanted to go here because had a reciprocal membership. There are 3 floors of exhibits and interactive displays. Plenty of stuff to fill a day. Great for kids of all ages. There...More

Thank Jeremy B
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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thanks for your visit, Jeremy! We look forward to when you come back to explore the rest! If you didn't check out our Electricity Theater this time, I highly recommend it for next time.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had Good Friday afternoon to myself while my daughter was attending a Women in Engineeering retreat at RIT, and the parents were excused at about 11. One of the suggested things to visit was this place. It probably would have been more enjoyable with a...More

Thank raybyerley
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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for visiting! The Expedition Earth with its mastodons is one of my favorite areas in the Museum too. Next time, perhaps you and your daughter can visit together and check out a show in the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Some Planetarium shows are geared specifically for...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

A great outing for children and adults alike. We attended with 2 adults and 7 children. We called ahead of time to see if we could utilize a family pass between my sister and I, that we found and purchased on Groupon. We could. This...More

Thank ybulk
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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for visiting! We're so glad you all had a great time and we hope to see you again soon. Your new membership also includes the Strasenburgh Planetarium right next door to the museum and the Cumming Nature Center in Naples, NY.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We went from Toronto.museum is interactive but little boring for kids.we have been to other science museums which are better and have more hands on activities .kids had most fun on first floor.we spent 3 hours which were enough

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Hannah B, Public Relations Manager at Rochester Museum & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for the feedback! If there are any specific kinds of experiences that you'd love to see in our museum, please feel free to let us know: http://rmsc.org/contact

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with my 4 and 6 year old. We stayed all day and didn't do everything. There is a nice balance of interactive and display pieces. We had so much fun and learned a lot. My only complaint, museum staff who were in charge...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I brought my daughter and friend tonsee the Ripleys Believe or Not and other attractions. They had a phenomenal time and did not want to leave!

Thank Kieran H
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